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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Bishop's Palace

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. The Bishop's Palace Marker
Inscription.  

Built, 1886-1893, by Col. Walter Gresham, civic leader and U.S. Congressman. Nicholas J. Clayton was architect. One of the most lavish and massive homes in U.S., house is a Victorian adaptation of renaissance style.

Silver and onyx mantel in music room won first prize, 1886, at New Orleans Exposition. Mrs. Gresham painted murals, ceilings.

Catholic Diocese bought home, 1923, made one room into chapel with stained glass windows.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967
 
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 139.)
 
Location. 29° 18.174′ N, 94° 46.926′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 87) and 14th Street, on the right when traveling west on Broadway. Marker is beside the front steps. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1402 Broadway, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl and Hilda Biehl House (within shouting distance of this marker); Powhatan and Mattie Wren House
The Bishop's Palace and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, December 26, 2019
2. The Bishop's Palace and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Heart Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Chubb House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isaac H. and Henrietta Kempner House (about 400 feet away); Julius H. Ruhl Residence (about 400 feet away); William and Adele Skinner House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  On this Page of the National Register of Historical Places. Scroll down one page (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Bishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, December 26, 2019
3. The Bishop's Palace Marker
The Bishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, circa 1975
4. The Bishop's Palace Marker
The Bishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, circa 1991
5. The Bishop's Palace Marker
An unusual view of the Bishop's Palace
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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